The election of an Islamic president in Egypt hasn't, as many had predicted, resulted in the full opening of borders between Gaza and Egypt. President Morsi, it seems, is in no rush to irk Israel or the U.S. with full support for Hamas-run government.
Brigadier General Manaf Tlas is the most senior Syrian army deserter since the beginning of the uprising. One of President Assad's oldest friends, Tlas has offered himself up as the man to rally the opposition. But many doubt the sincerity of this cigar-smoking playboy.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan targets PKK strongholds along the Syrian border after tensions last month sparked by Syria's shooting down of a Turkish military jet. The move is part of a longstanding conflict over Kurdish minorities who live in both countries.
In parts of northern Syria, Assad's regime has fallen. In the region between the city of Aleppo and Turkey, the Sunni villagers have already taken control. But what comes next?